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Cycling for kids.

A better way to start your day.

 
 

Bikeability is a great bike training opportunity for children

We are delighted to be working with BikeRight! to offer FREE National Standard on-road cycle training to young people and children in Merseyside through the national cycle training programme.

Organised through schools, Year 5, 6 and 7 pupils are offered Level 2 training which equips children with important skills to help them cycle on quiet roads.

Year 7, 8 and 9 in High Schools are offered Level 3 training which builds on level 2, and is more advanced, offering skills to help them deal with busier roads and roundabouts.

Training is free and offered to every school in Merseyside including SENs, so ask at your school to see if they take part.

If not, schools can find out more by emailing merseysideoffice@bikeright.co.uk or by ringing 0151 207 3140.

Your school will be required to send out consent forms to parents/carers. When training is confirmed, children will be asked to bring their bikes.

Training is split across 4 sessions over 2 days (the days will be split over two weeks).

Bikes need to be in a roadworthy condition and as a starting guide, the bike should be the right size for your child, have pumped up tyres and two working brakes.

BikeRight! has a limited supply of bikes and helmets that can be borrowed, so be sure to ask them about this when you book your training.

Children must be able to ride their bike to take part, and session 1 will check that they are safe enough to continue to the on-road sessions. The instructor will talk to your child and their teacher if they are not able to continue.

For more details on what is taught during Bikeability, visit the Bikeability website.

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If you are over 16 you can take part in our adult Freewheeling programme